- Where will my text be printed?
- What is the difference between a single panel card and a foldover note?
- Do I write on the outside or inside of the note or card?
- What is the difference between a sympathy card or note and an acknowledgement card or note?
- What to write?
- What should be printed on a Sympathy card or note?
- What should I write in a Sympathy card or note?
- What should be printed on an Acknowledgement card or note?
- What should I write in an Acknowledgement card or note?
- I would like to personalize a card or note with my own text. How will the text appear?
- Do I need to order envelopes separately?
- Can I choose any envelope lining?
- What printing method is used to print my order?
- How do I place an order?
- Is it safe to use my credit card on the FuneralNotes.com website?
- What credit cards do you accept?
- What shipping method do you use?
- When will my order arrive at its final destination?
- When will my order ship?
Where will my text be printed?
Text you provide will be printed on the front of a card or on the outside front of a foldover note.
What is the difference between a single panel card and a foldover note?
There are two different styles of paper stock to choose from.
Cards are a single, flat piece of 18 point card stock. They cannot be folded because they are approximately the thickness of a credit card.
Foldover Notes arrive as a flat piece of paper. However, each foldover note contains a score which allows the note to be folded in half. The foldover notes are produced on 7.2 point paper, approximately the thickness of two sheets of notebook paper placed together.
Do I write on the outside or inside of the note or card?
Your hand written message should be placed on the inside of a note or on the back of a card.
What is the difference between a sympathy card or note and an acknowledgement card or note?
An Acknowledgement Card or Note
A Sympathy Card or Note
- An acknowledgement card is sent to any family member, friend, or other person who came to the visitation/funeral, sent flowers or food, sent a mass card, called, or offered their condolences or support by any other means.
- It is also socially encouraged to write a handwritten message on the reverse of a card or inside a folded note.
- An acknowledgement can be printed on either size 4" x 5" or 4.5" x 6.25".
- An acknowledgement contains this printed text.
- An acknowledgement should have a personal message that containsthis information.
- A sympathy card or note is sent to someone who has lost a loved one.
- A sympathy card or note is a letter of condolence sent to the family of the deceased person. If you were only acquainted with the deceased then your letter should be directed to the spouse or closest surviving next of kin.
- A sympathy card or note can offer a general condolence on the front of the card or folded note, but it is proper social etiquette to attach a handwritten personalized message inside a folded note or on the reverse of a card.
- A sympathy card or note can be printed on either size 4" x 5" or 4.5" x 6.25" but are more frequently printed on the larger 4.5" x 6.25" size.
- A sympathy card or note contains this printed text.
- A sympathy card or note should have a personal message that contains this information.
What to write?
For a sympathy card or note, you can have FuneralNotes.com print text on the card or note, then add your own handwritten personal message. The text printed by FuneralNotes.com can contain this information, and you can later add this information.
For an acknowledgement card or note, you can have FuneralNotes.com print text on the card or note, then add your own handwritten personal message. The text printed by FuneralNotes.com can contain this information, and you can later add this information.
What should be printed on a Sympathy card or note?
You can have FuneralNotes.com print text on a Sympathy card or note, then add your own personal message. The text printed by FuneralNotes.com can contain the following information:
After you receive your cards or notes, you can then add your ownhandwritten message that includes this information.
- An offer of sympathy
Examples:We hope that as you find yourself in the darkness of grief, time will soon heal your heart.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Please know, that as you face this difficult time in your life, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Include a quotation, poem, or scripture reading
Though this is not necessary, we often find that someone else has found the perfect words to express our own feelings. Sharing a popular or memorable saying with the bereaved can often be comforting.
View quotations, poetry, and scripture.
What should I write inside a Sympathy card or note?
How do I convey on paper my message of condolence?
What can I write that will help them through their grief?
I just don't know what to say...
A written condolence will bring comfort to an individual grieving over the loss of a loved one. When a message is comforting it is often saved and read time and again.
A sympathy card or note should contain the following information:
- Acknowledgement of the death
For example:I was deeply saddened to hear of Chris' sudden death.
- Acknowledgment of the bereaved person's loss
For example:Losing someone you love is one of life's most difficult trials.Be cautious to acknowledge grief and not to compare your own experiences to that of the bereaved. For example, do not use:
Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve.I understand what you are going through.
I know what losing a parent is like.
I know your grief.
- Your relationship to the deceased
For example:Chris was a wonderful friend and confidant. His sense of humor and love for life will always be an inspiration to me.
- How much he/she will be missed or reference to the deceased's qualities
For example:Chris' passing will leave a void that can only be filled over time through fond memories that I will cherish.
- An offer of sympathy or assistance/support
For example:Please let me know if there is any way that I can be of assistance to you and your family.
- A memory or anecdote of the deceased
For example:On our yearly fishing weekend, Chris always had us laughing so hard that we'd scare all the fish away.
Thinking of Chris will always bring a smile to my face.
- A closing remark
For example:Our love is with you.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We all join in sending our heartfelt love/sympathy.
May your grief be overcome with joyful memories.
What should be printed on an Acknowledgement card or note?
An acknowledgement card is designed to do just that - acknowledge the kind gesture that another has bestowed upon you or your family... a thank you card.
The general message is usually printed on the front of the card or note.The family of
Thanks you for your
kind expression of sympathy
Include a quotation, poem, or scripture reading. Though this is not necessary, we often find that someone else has found the perfect words to express our own feelings. Using a popular quotation, poem, or scripture may be used as a reflection of your loved one.
It is also socially encouraged to add a personal handwritten message on the reverse (card) or inside (folded note) - see the next question.
What should I write in an Acknowledgement card or note?
A general message is appropriate for the front of the card/note, but it is also socially encouraged to add a personal handwritten message on the reverse (card) or inside (folded note) to acknowledge the specific gesture that was made (i.e. card, flowers, monetary, food, comfort, etc.).
Chris' passing will leave a void that can only be filled
over time through fond memories that I will cherish. It
is a comfort know how he touched so many lives and
that his spirit will live on through each of us.
Thank you for speaking so eloquently at the service.
Our family was so touched by the photo album that
you gave. Everyone at Julie's wake talked about
the memories that came flooding to mind with the turn of
each page. We will treasure the album always.
Thank you so much for the wonderful meals that you
prepared and delivered to us the week after Tom passed
away. Not having to worry about fixing supper gave
me time to spend with John and Amy. Having friends
like you to help at a time like this is a comfort.
I would like to personalize a card or note with my own text. How will the text appear?
The text will print exactly the way it is entered. Note that the number and length of lines will affect the text size. Longer or several lines will result in smaller text, while shorter or fewer lines will result in larger text. When you enter your text and click on the Continue and Preview button, the text will appear on your screen exactly as it will print on the item you have selected.
Do I need to order envelopes separately?
No. Matching envelopes are included. The price of the product includes matching envelopes that are designed to fit your order. You can upgrade your envelopes to custom colored lining by scrolling down to the end of the personalization screen in all acknowledgements, announcements and sympathy note products.
Envelopes are available in the following formats:
- plain, with no lining and no printing
- printed with no lining
- lined with no printing
- lined and printed
Please note that when you choose to upgrade to a lined envelope, the price of the return address option is not included. You may choose to leave the lined envelopes unprinted.
Envelopes can also be purchased separately by clicking on Quality Envelopes at the right of the top navigation bar.
Can I choose any envelope lining?
You have the option to add lining to any of our envelopes. You do not need to order the lining that is displayed with item you have selected. You may choose from any of our available linings by clicking on the envelope picture in the item screens.
What printing method is used to print my order?
Thermography is the printing process used to print all items on FuneralNotes.com. This process melts powder over the printed ink, creating the illusion that the ink is raised.
How do I place an order?
Simply select the item that you would like to order and our easy on-line ordering system will walk you through the process. Further details can be found in the Tips for Ordering section.
Is it safe to use my credit card on the FuneralNotes.com website?
Yes. FuneralNotes.com is a secure site. When you check out your order, you are directed to a secure server.
What credit cards do you accept?
MasterCard™, Visa™, American Express™, and Discover®.
What shipping methods do you use?
Orders ship via FedEx® and USPS®. FedEx Home Delivery ground service is standard. All other forms of FedEx® Service are available (as well as shipments by USPS®) and ship at their respective charges.
When will my order arrive at its final destination?
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